Mark Zuckerberg's growing up moment

Posted April 10, 2018

The app vacuumed up not just the data of the people who took it, but also - thanks to Facebook's loose restrictions - data from their friends, too, including details that they hadn't meant to share publicly. He will be testifying before Congress Tuesday.

Zuckerberg faced growing calls to appear before the US government in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal, in which the personal information of an estimated 87 million users was allegedly exploited for targeted political profiling by a UK-based company claiming to have the power to influence elections.

Reeling from its worst privacy crisis in history - allegations that this Trump-affiliated data mining firm may have used ill-gotten user data to try to influence elections - Facebook is in full damage-control mode.

"It's clear now that we didn't do enough to prevent these tools from being used for harm." he said.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is bracing for back-to-back congressional hearings starting Tuesday over the abuse of his massive social media site and private data breach scandals from the 2016 presidential election. He faces further grilling from the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday.

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In typical Facebook fashion, there's no simple button you can click to see if your data was stolen.

According to the BBC, "Cambridge University denied working with Cambridge Analytica or its parent company SCL and said it had never provided any data, algorithms or expertise".

"There are going to be people who are going to say Facebook ought to be broken up", Sen. It also suspended the Canadian firm AggregateIQ over apparent collaboration with Cambridge Analytica.

At the heart of this initiative will be a group of scholars who will define the research agenda; solicit proposals for independent research on a range of different topics; and manage a peer-review process to select scholars who will receive funding for their research -- as well as access to privacy-protected datasets from Facebook which they can analyse.

In a secret complaint filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, wildlife preservation advocates allege that Facebook's failure to stop illicit traders using its service for illegal activity violates the social network's responsibilities as a publicly traded company. As the first CEO of today's big internet platforms to testify, Zuckerberg will have to address years of mounting concerns about social media's impact on the world's privacy, civil discourse and democratic institutions.

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"They don't understand ad targeting and they will probably ask him a bunch of unrelated questions that play to their respective political bases", said one technology industry source, who spoke on condition on anonymity because his company had not authorised him to speak on the matter for the record.

Facebook has rolled out a series of changes on its platform in recent weeks aimed at bolstering data privacy and advertising transparency.

Mr. Zuckerberg's public remarks will be closely watched by investors.

Zuckerberg said the change will mean "we will hire thousands of more people" to get the new system in place ahead of United States midterm elections in November.

On Monday, Facebook also agreed to supply proprietary data for a study on its role in elections and democracy, researchers announced.

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In the testimony, Zuckerberg acknowledges that the questioning will likely be critical.